By Annette Dashofy
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the upcoming Pennwriters Conference. Shortly afterwards, our intrepid co-coordinators ran into a small problem. Okay, not so small. It’s what I’d call a snafu. You do know what that is, right? Situation Normal: All F*cked Up.
What else can you call it when your superstar keynote speaker has to bow out on you three months before the conference?
Yes, Jennifer Weiner, who has been bending over backwards to make this Pittsburgh appearance work, has run into a snafu of her own. It’s called Hollywood. (We should all have such problems.) A comedy series she co-wrote has been picked up by ABC Family and their filming schedule coincides with our conference.
As they say, timing is everything.
A call for help went out. And was answered! I love the writing community. Within hours, several names were on the list of possible replacements. And the winner is…